Jason Garrett indicates OC Scott Linehan will be back in 2019
The Dallas Cowboys got off to a slow start offensively this season before turning things around late in the year, and it sounds like their postseason run was enough to justify keeping the core of their coaching staff together.
In an appearance on 105.3 The Fan Monday, Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett said he does not anticipate any significant changes being made to the team’s coaching staff this offseason. That includes offensive coordinator Scott Linehan.
Jason Garrett said on 105.3 The Fan that offensive coordinator Scott Linehan will return in 2019. "We don't anticipate any significant changes on our staff," Garrett said.
— Todd Archer (@toddarcher) January 14, 2019
Dak Prescott struggled early in the year, but the acquisition of Amari Cooper seemed to make a huge difference. That gave the Cowboys a true No. 1 receiver, which is something they had been lacking since parting ways with Dez Bryant. While they finished the season ranked 22nd in total offense, those numbers are skewed by their poor start.
Dallas still had some issues on offense in its loss to the Los Angeles Rams over the weekend, but there was also evidence that the problems may have been even bigger defensively. Linehan has been the offensive coordinator for the Cowboys since 2015, and Jones has stood behind Garrett and his staff through a lot of hot seat talk. That is not expected to change after his team came up short once again.